|Submitted||June 14, 2017|
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
Any and all contracts, grants, funding agreements, or other financial arrangements between any parties and The University of Missouri, The Curators of the University of Missouri, The University of Missouri System, or any subsidiaries thereof initiated, agreed upon, renewed, carried out, audited, or otherwise used or examined by agency personnel on or after January 1, 2016.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Mr. Lawrence ,
The DCMA FOIA Office acknowledges receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. For tracking purposes, your request number is 17-163, please refer to this number when inquiring about this request.
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Be advised that DCMA's mission is to administer contracts assigned to this agency by various DoD services in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), part 42. This administrative responsibility does not allow release authority for DoD contracts that are not funded by DCMA or documents that are not created by DCMA. There is no "all encompassing" agency that maintains all DoD contracts. Please direct requests related to the Military Services, Combatant Commands, or other Defense Agencies to the appropriate organization/component that maintains the record(s) of interest (see access http://www.dod.mil/pubs/foi/ for further guidance). If you believe that DCMA funded a contract for requested documents please provide more detail about the records being sought (contract number(s) and dates of document(s)) to narrow the scope and to facilitate a proper search. You may also research Reading Rooms or search on-line. DCMA's Reading Room can be accessed via the following link, http://www.dcma.mil/HQ/FOIA1/library/. DCMA is not obligated to create, compile, or obtain a record to satisfy a FOIA request, the FOIA is not a research service.
A review will be completed upon receipt of the information requested and you will be notified as to the status of your perfected request. If we do not receive a response within 5 business days or June 27, 2017, we will consider this request closed as an unperfected FOIA request. If you are no longer interested in the processing of this request you need do nothing in response to this request.
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